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Today โ€” March 30th 2020NPR Technology

Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection And Pay

By Alina Selyukh
Instacart said it would distribute supplies, including hand sanitizer, to more workers and that it would change some tipping settings. But it didn

Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 14:47

Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

By David Folkenflik
Facebook says it

Facebook says it will give $25 million to help smaller U.S. newsrooms cover the coronavirus. It's pledging $75 million to buy ads in publications in the U.S. and pandemic hot spots in Europe.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 12:00

Instacart, Amazon Workers Plan To Strike Over Safety Concerns

By Shannon Bond

The online grocery business is doing well during the coronavirus outbreak. Workers from Amazon and Instacart are asking their companies to do more to keep them safe during the pandemic.

  • March 30th 2020 at 11:02

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks

By Mohamad ElBardicy
As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it

Many companies' employees are working from home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 11:00
Yesterday โ€” March 29th 2020NPR Technology

An LA Native Drives Us Through His Hometown โ€” Using Google Street View

By Samantha Clark
Felix Quintana

Multidisciplinary artist Felix Quintana created honest portraits of South Central Los Angeles' people and urban landscape with the help of archived images.

(Image credit: Felix Quintana)

  • March 29th 2020 at 13:00
Before yesterdayNPR Technology

Apple's New Tool Lets You Screen Yourself For COVID-19

By Aubri Juhasz
Apple

A new COVID-19 website and app will then offer recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.

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  • March 28th 2020 at 21:10

New Site Collects Reports Of Racism Against Asian Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Steve Mullis

Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, describes harassment, assault and microaggressions against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 27th 2020 at 14:23

Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

By Shannon Bond
The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn

Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig workers who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic would get some relief under the proposed new $2 trillion federal rescue package.

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  • March 27th 2020 at 10:01

Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation

By Emma Bowman
Facebook says it

Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and communications, says the company will work to remove coronavirus-related information that has the potential to cause physical harm.

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  • March 27th 2020 at 02:55

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

By Anya Kamenetz
Distance learning struggles

Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access.

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  • March 26th 2020 at 21:17

More Telework Also Means More Porn โ€” And That's Good News For Hackers

By Callum Borchers
A hand hovers over a computer keyboard.

Working from home can make employees more vulnerable to hackers — especially if they're browsing websites they wouldn't visit when the boss is watching.

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  • March 26th 2020 at 15:00

A Etiquette Primer For Zoom And Other Videoconferencing Services

Some people are just getting used to telework, and making blunders on tools such as Zoom — including going to the bathroom while your webcam is live. Here are some videoconference etiquette tips.

  • March 25th 2020 at 21:22

How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg about the platform's efforts to stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus.

  • March 25th 2020 at 21:22

A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud

By Asma Khalid
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a virtual campaign event on March 13. Since the coronavirus outbreak has grounded campaigning, his staff has spun up a strategy for reaching voters on the internet and TV more aggressively.

Often overshadowed online by his rivals, Joe Biden is holding virtual town halls and fundraisers. He's also trying to compete for TV airtime as the country is consumed by a historic crisis.

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  • March 25th 2020 at 10:00

Supercomputers Recruited To Hunt For Clues To A COVID-19 Treatment

By Joe Palca
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using supercomputers to calculate which drugs may help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Scientists hope a machine can do what a person can't: quickly analyze every physical and chemical aspect of the coronavirus and sift through the world's drugs for subtle clues that might prove useful.

(Image credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

  • March 24th 2020 at 16:09

A Playlist Tracking The Many New Tracks Being Written About The Coronavirus

By Ann Powers
A statue of Queen

Spotify "data alchemist" Glenn McDonald has been regularly scanning the platform for new songs addressing the crisis, updating his master playlist along the way.

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  • March 23rd 2020 at 21:43

Zeynep Tufekci: How Do We Build Systems Of Trust Online?

By NPR/TED Staff
Zeynep Tufekci on the TED stage.

With so much data collected on our online behavior, it's bound to be misused. Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci says to rebuild trust in the internet, we need to entirely restructure how it operates.

(Image credit: Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash / TED)

  • March 20th 2020 at 14:40

Margrethe Vestager: How Can We Ensure Fair Competition Online?

By NPR/TED Staff
Margrethe Vestager on the TED stage.

When we shop in a store, we're used to having options. But in a digital economy controlled by tech monopolies, choice isn't built in. Margrethe Vestager is on a mission to change that.

(Image credit: Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash / TED)

  • March 20th 2020 at 14:40

Claire Wardle: Why Do We Fall For Misinformation?

By NPR/TED Staff
Claire Wardle on the TED stage.

How does a set of misleading videos online turn into a dangerous health crisis ... all in the span of three days? Claire Wardle discusses the real life consequences of misinformation online.

(Image credit: Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED)

  • March 20th 2020 at 14:40

Adam Alter: How Do We Take Back Control Of Our Attention?

By NPR/TED Staff
Adam Alter on the TED stage.

Within the last decade, we've opted to replace time spent on hobbies, exercise, and conversation with screen time. Social psychologist Adam Alter describes ways we can reclaim our attention.

(Image credit: Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED)

  • March 20th 2020 at 14:38
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